Erin C. Munro Krull
Meet Erin C. Munro Krull
- Ph.D., Tufts University
- M.A., Tufts University
- B.A., Connecticut College
I started teaching at Ripon College in 2019, joining the math and computer science department with a specialty in applied mathematics. At Ripon, my teaching focuses on mathematical modeling (including modeling within courses like calculus), statistics and data analysis. I have also been able to do both modeling and research projects with senior math majors as part of their senior thesis.
Before coming to Ripon, I taught at Beloit College, and did research in computational neuroscience in Tokyo and Boston. My research includes action potential propagation across gap junctions (with applications to epilepsy), and neocortical processing during sleep. I use both mathematical modeling and data analysis extensively in my research.
While I was always drawn to math because I always loved puzzles, I also love music because I love to sing. While in college, I wanted to become an opera singer, and studied many languages and theater along that goal. I still sing, on occasion, and am always up for a puzzle or a game!
What is something you’ve experienced that makes Ripon College special?
The small community, and how easy it is for faculty to reach each other across campus.
What book or article has shaped your work as a teacher in your field?
“Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning” and “Small Teaching”
What tech tool could you not live without?
I used Matlab extensively, and now Python. I am learning R with my students in my latest Data Analysis class.